Welcome to find support for water protection!

Welcome to finding information, examples and practical tips for water protection!

Tools for water protection is a web-based toolbox providing support for implementing water protection actions at local level. It is designed for professionals and experts who do concrete work, strategic planning or make decisions on water protection in cities, municipalities, companies, NGOs or other organisations.

The Toolbox provides information and tools that assist with water protection. In addition to practical tips, tools and background information, in the Bank of Actions you can browse actions that local organisations have already implemented for the protection of local waters and the Baltic Sea – and you can also share your organisation’s own actions!

This site was established in 2015 by the EU Life+ funded project CITYWATER, in collaboration with the Baltic Sea Challenge. The first tools are based on the results of the CITYWATER project. The site is now managed and updated by the Baltic Sea Challenge. More tools and actions are needed – please contact us and tell us about your ideas!

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The Baltic Sea Challenge

Action at the local level is the key! Join the network and find ideas, examples, best practices and possibilities for collaboration.

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Communication strategy

Find tips and guidelines on how to communicate the benefits of water protection efficiently to get your message through!

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Cost-benefit analysis

Learn how the benefits of water protection can be assessed and compared to the costs of implementation!

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Storm water solutions

Considering implementing sustainable storm water solutions? Read about solutions, tips and recommendations for practical work!

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Find inspiration and ideas in water protection actions implemented by the Baltic Sea Challenge network.
Browse the Bank of Actions!


Awareness raising

Hazardous materials

Littering etc.

Oil spill prevention

Research and monitoring

Shipping and boating

Stormwater management

Strategies and programs

Wastewater management


Drainage basin

Production wetlands' tests and evaluation

Actor: Trelleborg municipality   ●   Year: 2016   ●   Address: Algatan 13, Trelleborg, Sweden, Sweden

Trelleborg has built pilot production wetlands in the drainage area of two streams with high nutrient loads.© Trelleborg


In one of the areas, Albäcken, twelve production wetlands with different plants and water levels are evaluated to see how much nitrogen and phosphorus the different setups will reduce from the water, and how much biomass the different ponds will produce. In the other production wetland, in Tullstorpsån, the focus will be to test how to harvest the production wetlands.


Trelleborg has among the most productive agriculture soils in Europe. Production wetlands can be an incentive to restore wetlands in highly productive areas, valuable products can be produced and nutrients can be recycled from the water back to arable land.

Background information

© Trelleborg

Further information

Name: Matilda Gradin   ●  Email: matilda.gradin (at) trelleborg.se   ●  Web page: www.trelleborg.se